Saturday, May 8, 2010
French Apple Pie
Ok, first up, let me confess that I have no clue what this dessert is really called! I was watching Food Paradise on Travel & Living yesterday and tuned in to see the host taking a tour of Burgundy in France. And this was a quick local dish that she showed how to make. It seemed really easy and I had 2 apples sitting in my fridge for a few days and all the ingredients in my larder, so I thought I would give it a try...
But I don't have an oven yet (but have already bought a cool Glen cooking range complete with grill and oven for the new house which should be functional by end of this month. yaaay!) So I prepared this in the microwave and was expecting it to really turn out a disaster. But it was surprisingly delicious - soft and warm on the inside, crisp on the edges like an apple pie... ummm! I think I'm going to go get myself a slice right away!
Apple (Red) - 1
Flour - 1 cup
Salted Butter - 75gms
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Eggs - 2
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cream - 200ml (I use Amul Fresh Cream)
Add the baking soda to the flour. Now take the butter at room temperature and slowly start mixing it into the flour till all the butter is dissolved. Add a splash of water - just enough to turn it into an easy to roll dough. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a smooth circle or rectangle (depending on the shape of your dish) and transfer it into the baking dish. Pat in the corners and the edges.
Core and peel the apple and cut it into thin slices. Now spread these slices evenly all over the dough in a single layer.
In a mixing bowl, break the 2 eggs, add the sugar, powdered cinnamon and the cream. Whisk it until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is thick and creamy. Pour it on top of the sliced apples covering every inch of the baking dish.
Thats it... pop it into the oven for 30min, or microwave it at 60% power for 30min. Let it cool a little and savour it while still warm.
Though this microwave version turned out absolutely fine, I'm sure if i had made this in the oven, my apples would have been crunchier on the top and the crust would have been nicer. Currently it's a little biscuit-y... But frankly, am not complaining. Coz this has to be the simplest form of scrumptious apple pie ever!